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situation that without the forensic evidence we would not have had the probable cause to arrest paul taylor. he very probably would still be walking the streets and there's absolutely no doubt in my mind that he would have killed again. polar plunge. millions waking up to a bitter blast of arctic air. some areas could hit record low temperatures. we're talking 30 degrees below normal. indra petersons is tracking what you will feel today. a bill sitting on a governor's desk. some say it protects religious freedom. others calling it bigotry. pressure mounting on both sides will governor jan brewer veto that bill
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. >> surprising numbers in a drop in childhood obesity. what could be a healthier point towards a healthier americans. it's not all good news, especially for older women. i'm john berman, welcome to "early start." >> i'm christian romans, it's wednesday, halfway through the week. let's begin with our top story. it is -- drum roll, please -- the weather, arctic chill. cold air, millions of americans waking up to face another bitterly cold morning. the arctic blast dropping temperatures on the midwest and east 20 degrees below normal. record lows in some cases. and of course, it wouldn't be cold without some snow to go along with it. the latest freeze is not as deep as the one in january. that's cold comfort for those of us who want spring to get here. what is it, 22 days, indra? until spring comes? hi there.
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>> it's actually worse than yesterday. we're talking temperatures again. currently, 5 below. minneapolis, 10 below. duluth, 12 below. new york city, 12 below, duluth, 35 below with the windchill. it is miserable out there. let's talk about what it feels like towards the afternoon, guys. this is the best it gets notice 26 in d.c. detroit feeling like zero. indianapolis, single digits at 5. tomorrow, unbelievable, gets even worse, out towards minneapolis, it's going to be rough. there's some snow in the forecast. not a biggie. we're talking a dusting as two systems make their way through. this is a reinforcing burst of cold air. yes, this cold is expected to linger. as far as what we're expecting, snow not produced from the first system, less than an inch.
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lake-effect snow that's where we get higher amounts of water, yes, 6 inches possible there. in the south, they're getting rain. finally, on the west coast, guys, two systems a really big one for the weekend can had they need for the dry conditions. >> i think it's really hard to be in duluth right now. here's a challenge for you, if you're in duluth watching our show, tweet us a picture watching a thermometer. we'll send you sympathy. let's go to arizona now where this morning the favorite a politically charged religious freedom bill lie it's in hands 6 governor jan brewer. a lot of people asking why has she not acted already. still, she has till friday that would allow businesses to deny services on gays, lesbians and others based on suggestions. and it appears she may be leaning towards a veto. let's get more from miguel marquez. >> reporter: john, christine, another night, another protest.
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they say they will be here every single night until the governor decides. we know the governor is back in arizona. we expect today she will meet with business heres, supporters of 1062 and opponents of it, as well as legislators. and we expect, as soon as veto.day, she could issue a and we do expect at this point that she will issue a veto. but she will use that opportunity, we understand, as an opportunity to make a speech and talk about some of the things that have been said about arizona during this debate. >> some big companies that do business in arizona they have been coming out and saying we hope you veto this. >> american airlines, delta, apple, the nfl has issued thinly veiled threats. the super bowl commission. there are a lot coming down hard. serious questions about the fragile relationship between the u.s. and afghanistan. president obama what amounts to a threat in a phone call with
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hamid karzai. the president has ordered the pentagon to begin planning for a complete withdrawal. karzai has refused for months to sign the secured deal. it's the first time the two leaders have spoken since last june. new this morning, the white house says he considers four options for restructuring the national security agency phone surveillance program. this morning, "the wall street journal" is reporting the options range running it through telephone companies to ditching the program altogether. the company gets millions of phone records from three companies. last month, president obama asked the intelligence agency and the justice departments to come up with alternatives to take it out of the nsa's hands. new information about controversial cuts in the number of air marshals. the department cutting the number of air marshals. that's according to an internal dhs e-mail obtained by cnn.
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the department declined to say how many positions have been eliminated. critics say the secrecy allows dhs to cut the workforce without having to tell anybody about it. something what happened in the years before 9/11. >> those cuts could come up today as jay johnson testifies before house members. he's expected to address security concerns at airports including the shoe bomb and toothpaste terror alert. this is johnson as first capitol hill appearance as secretary. once on the critical list, obamacare seems to be in relatively good health. the president said 4 million people have signed up for affordable health care. the white house is making a major push to get people signed up by the march 31st deadline. >> it doesn't seem like they will get to 7 million. more people do keep signing. you. >> and the help is relative. happening today, credit swiss expected to be grilled by the alleged role in helping
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americans evade billions of dollars in taxes. carl levin said the bank's actions were right out of a james bond field and helped them hide billions from the irs. currently their investigating credit suisse for offshore. >> is it reads like a spy novel. some of those monies into the bank vaults. >> i don't remember the bond film that was specifically about accounting. irs commissioner john cosco will discuss about funds in the irs being aloe indicated including bonuses to employees. he's maintained that bonuses are needed to retain and attract good employees. the commission will also face questions about the agency's accused targeting of tea party
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groups. president obama is taking his year of action message on the road today. he'll be in st. paul, minnesota, pitching the economic plan spelled out in his state of the union address. the president has been able to focus on transportation issues at st. paul's union depot. announcing new competition, encouraging investments to create jobs and restore infrastructure. today, house democrats are set to kick off their efforts to raise the minimum wage. the president and democrats pushing to increase the minimum wage from $7.10 an hour to $10.10 an hour. a procedure used only when leaders think they have a good chance of succeeding. >> i don't think they have a good chance of succeeding. they also use it to embarrass people who don't sign the petition. stocks making mother run at futures. the s&p 500 likely to open in record territory. at the same time, job cuts to
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jpmorgan chase, 5,000 happening this year. they say it's a drop in mortgages and people can get a loan to their checks with a lot of banking online. jpmorgan doesn't need as many humans so they raised the profit goal. macy's cutting jobs as profits rise. hp is in the midst of layoffs as its stock prize rise. bottom line, it's a bottom line economy. leaner and meaner corporations are producing higher profits and boosting stock prices. it's another reason why what's good for wall street is not necessarily good for mainstream. record-high stocks, some people say i don't feel it, that's why. 9 minutes after the hour. is bitcoin about to bite the dust? the collapse on the major bitcoin exchange to doom electronic cash.
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the japanese-based internet site went dark tuesday. other digital currency exchanges have issued statements trying to reassure that americans buy bitcoin. >> thing about bitcoin, it was invented by someone we don't know. you have to mine it using computers. there's only a certain number of them. it's so out there science fiction, but some people really believe in it. this has been a real knock on the bitcoin this week. >> i still don't understand it, but i know it's exciting somehow. breaking news overnight, tensions arising in ukraine, riot police disbanded. u.s. and russia taking opposing sides on who will run that country. we're live with the very latest. and could children soon be born with three biological parents? this is interesting, folks. the new technology, why the government now says it needs to get involved. that's next. the day we rescued riley was a truly amazing day.
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welcome back to "early start," everyone. ukraine's parliament still laying the foundation for an interim government expected to be in place by tomorrow. that's their hope. the special riot police that battled protesters before viktor yanukovych was ousted. that group of police has now been disbanded. meantime, the united states and britain voicing support urging russia to be part of the solution in ukraine.
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cnn's phil black is live in chi everybody this morning. phil, what's the situation today? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, john. so many challenges ahead for this country after the revolution that has taken place here. first of all, establishing that interim government. it was supposed to happen yesterday. they missed that deadline. the challenge proved too great. and is it a significant challenge because they're trying put together a government that represents all the main political opposition parties. these are parties that really don't agree on very much. apart from the fact they don't like the former president viktor yanukovych. it's going to have technical experts. also a desire to see some of the people's heroes. these are people who rose to prominence through occupation and struggle on independence square behind me. the plan is is to have the list of names today. they're going to put it to the crowd here in the square before voting on it in the parliament tomorrow. the first job of this new government will be to tackle the country's economic crisis. the country is broke. it needs tens of billions of
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dollars in aid, in donations and loans from other countries. the united states said it's willing to be part of that conversation. it is ready to help. but first, this country has to get this interim government together, john. >> it's a crisis that's gone from political to economic. the european union and the united states, we're showing ukraine. it shows how much will it go on with tough love before they get the cash. mexico said it's holding top drug kingpin joaquin "el chapo" guzman. he'll stand charged there before he even goes to the u.s. guzman was considered the most powerful drug kingpin in the world. experts fear mexican prosecutors could squander the opportunity to mine him for vital information about the country's biggest and deadliest drug
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cartels. missouri's michael taylor executed after the governor refused his last-minute appeals. the 47 year taylor kidnapped and reigned a teen age girl back in 1989. authorities argued that a lethal drug from a pharmacy could result in pain and suffering but the plea was rejected. the family of an oklahoma man who allegedly died in police custody released video of that tragic scene. police say elizabeth rodriguez was combative when questioned about a domestic disturbance outside of a movie theater. rodriguez's wife record the confrontation on her cell phone saying she feeder for her husband's life. >> he doesn't move. >> we'll take care of him. >> he doesn't move. you kill him! you kill him! >> reporter: taking him face down on to the pavement, pepper spraying his mouth, nose and eyes and putting the weight of five grown men on top of him and
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then handcuffing him as he was unconscious or possibly already dead. >> autopsy results are pending. police say the ever officers involved in the incident are now on administrative lead while the investigation is ongoing. >> new jersey governor chris christie is facing voter's questions he'll face the questions from the ask the governor radio show. they're said to hold another town hall. one of the hot topics could be the whole bridge kwaet controversy. he did hold a town meeting last week in new jersey where that honestly never came up at all. officials are investigating a massive cold ash spill. at least 30,000 tons of toxic coal ash released into the river when a pipe broke. protesters were demanding that company remove the ash stored at its plants. an explosion forcing dozens of people to evacuate their
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homes in louisiana. look at this, hazmat crews were on the scene this morning. officials say the crew was drilling a gas well when there was a sudden explosion. so far, no reports of injuries and no word of evacuation. a big victory in the battle against childhood obesity, according to federal data, obesity in children between the ages of 2 and 5 has decreased over 40% in the last decade. much of that reduction coming in the past three or four years. experts report to increased attention to nutrition. breast-feeding rates. higher levels of physical activity. this comes as the first lady's let's move program marks its fourth anniversary. white house is pushing new rules to start advertising foods deemed unhealthy. >> this is huge news. scientists say they don't know for sure what's causing it, but they don't know if it's a greater focus on nutrition it's wonderful news it's happening. senior women there's an increase
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in obesity rates among senior women. and an fda action that could result in three parents. this involves creating dna of embryos free of inherent conditions such as blindness and epilepsy. it involves treating a woman's cell with evidence of a different woman's cell to fertilize it with a by different male. it's indicative of how fast medicine is evolving. right now, they're talking about whether it's scientifically advisable. whether or not it could cause harm to the babies. the whole ethical debate is something completely separate. all right. in today's "road warriors" is looking and paying for a flight getting in the way of your facebook and twitter time. dutch airlines is now letting
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you know, perfection is not easy. unless you're christine romans. after another impressive win last night, the wichita state shockers are just one win away from a regular undefeated season. andy scholes here with the "bleacher report." >> wichita state, they've just been on a roll ever since making it to the final four last season. after beating bradley last night, the shockers became the first team ever to reach 30-0 in a regular season. and they can complete their perfect regular season on saturday with a win over missouri state. this is a big change compared to last year, you know, a role reversal, per se. the shockers have gone from the cinderella story to one of the favorites to win the ncaa tournament. the top story in the live section of bleacherreport.com right now, jason collins brooklyn nets jersey is flying
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off the shelves. the nba said his jersey was the top seller on the shelves. collins is going to start wearing 98 thursday as a tribute to matthew shepard who was brutally murdered in a gay hate crime in 1998. the yankees hit the field yesterday for the first exhibition game of the spring. their first opponent, heisman trophy winner jameis winston. he's quite the baseball player, but he wound out breaking his bat and struck out looking. winston has said after college, he would like to be a true sports star just like bo jackson. opening day for major league baseball just about a month away. hall of fame short stop ivy smith is leading the charge to have the day made into a national holiday. ozzie is teaming with budweiser to try to get 100,000 signatures on white house.gov to get the movement going.
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i'm on board. i would love nothing better than to sit around on opening day and have a cold one. >> i already thought it was a national holiday. andy, appreciate it. coming up next, the top headlines. everything you need to know for your day. including a groundbreaking new study on childhood obesity. stay with us. t. well, did you know the ancient pyramids were actually a mistake? uh-oh. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. but what's even more surprising is that brushing alone isn't enough to keep it clean. fortunately, you've got listerine®. unlike brushing which misses 75% of your mouth,
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millions waking up to a big chill this morning. temperatures up to 30 degrees below normal. record lows could be set. indra petersons is tracking just how cold it's going to get.
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>> very cold. meanwhile, a big battle brewing in arizona does it politically charged freedom or bigotry. protests from both sides leaving the governor with a big, big decision and many people wonder writing she hasn't made that decision. and the fight against obesity. why parents could have a lot to learn from their kids. i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. great to see you this morning. except for this. more bitter cold in store for millions and millions of americans. this is because of the latest arctic blast sending temperatures plunging 20 to 30 degrees below normal. that's happening for two-thirds of the country. that's how this winter's been so far. indra petersons is here to explain it all and take all the blame. >> spring is 22 days away. it's going to feel really good and i'm going to get a lot of
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gifts, right, guys? yes. it's painful. indianapolis is 7 degrees. and is this white house the windchill. we have wind chill vice others out there. the morning lows, look how dangerous we're talking about, 30, 35 below. duluth feels like 35 below. d.c., 27. new york city, in the teens out here. and as we go through the afternoon where it should be the highest and warmest temperatures of the day, chicago is going to feel like 7 below. new york city, 16, minneapolis just at 1. thursday morning, going to see temperatures 30 below average if not below zero in those morning hours. on top of it today, we're going to be talking about light showers cruising on in. it also means the cold air is being reinforced. another major system watching for the weekend. keep in mind totals for the next couple of days. you're going to see flurries
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unless you're by the lakes. lake-effect snow with higher amounts, and everyone else looking for a dusting. maybe several inches of rain down towards the south. this really is the big story. out towards the west coast, a major system by friday and saturday. 15% of the state has exceptional drugt conditions. >> we're talk about a huge potential rainstorm friday. i was talking to my prensds throughout and they're watching it carefully. in arizona pressure is mounting on governor jan brewer who is expected to decide by friday whether to sign or veto a so-called religious freedom bill. critics say if passed this law would give business a license to discriminate against gays and others. governor brewer is meeting today with supporters and opponents of the politically charged measure. and both sides are making their opinions known. >> our state is about love and humanity. we don't need sb-1062, we want the super bowl. we want apple. we're asking our governor,
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please do the right thing and veto sb-1062. >> this law says i have the right to say no or yes, based on my beliefs, without fear of prosecution or persecution. >> they're saying that's a religious freedom or free speech issue. businesses throughout the state have threatened to boycott arizona. some are saying, look, we're not going to build plants if this is how the state's going to do business. >> jan brewer has until friday. people wondering why it's taking so long to make that decision. serious questions about u.s. you/afghan relations. president obama making things perfectly clear in a rare phone conversation with the afghan leader hamid karzai. he said unless karzai signs a long-term agreement before leaving office there were not be any troops in afghanistan beyond 2013. the karzai has refused for months to sign the security deal. this is the first time the two leaders have spoken since last june. the u.s. is actually making
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clear to afghanistan, it's possible that it could make a deal with karzai's successor. until this point, they wanted karzai to sign. but clearly, relations between the two countries very contentious. >> the white house said to be considering four options for restructuring the national security agency's phone surveillance program. the options range from running it through telephone companies to ditching it altogether. the nsa gets millions of telephone records from three companies. last month president obama asked intelligence agencies and the justice department to come up with some alternatives that would take the surveillance out of the nsa's hands. new this morning, questions about controversial cuts in the number of federal air marshals. the department of homeland security trimming the number. that's according to internal vhs e-mail obtained by cnn. the exact number of marshals is a secret. and the department declined to say how many positions have been
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eliminated critics say it allows dhs to cut workforce without acknowledging any cuts. >> those cuts could come up today as new homeland security secretary jay johnson testifies before house members. he's expected to address the recent airline security concerns. particularly the shoe bomb and toothpaste container alerts. and also, the department's recently scrapped plan to track license plates. this is johnson's first capitol hill appearance. new numbers for obamacare enrollment. the president said 4 million people have signed up for the health care under the exchanges. the white house is making a major push to get people signed up by the march 31st deadline. they set an unofficial goal to have 7 million enrollees by then. it seems unlikely they'll hit 7 million. but 4 million in the progress after the disastrous rollout last fall. the details of this next story, riveting. happening today, leader, of the swiss bank credit suisse
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expected to be grilled investigating the alleged role in helping americans evade billions of dollars in taxes. now the cloak and dagger tactics are right out of a spy novel. one person telling investigators his bank statements were passed to him at a breakfast hidden inside a copy of "sports illustrated." >> what! >> american clients who equivalented the bank in switzerland were sent in button controlled elevators. separately, federal prosecutors are investigating credit suisse and a dozen other swiss banks for alleged offshore tax evasion. it's just like out of a novel, it's so interesting. >> this makes accounting seem way more interesting than i thought. >> yes, money's sexy, berman. john continuen will testify at an irs oversight hear. koskinen will likely be grilled including the recent decision to
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award bonuses to employees. koskinen has retained that bonuses are needed to attract them. she sounds like wall street now. >> in a way, you think about it retention bonuses in places like the irs, maybe that makes sense. president obama is taking his year of action on the road. he'll be in st. paul, minnesota, pitching the economic plans spelled out in the state of the union address. he'll announce a new competition encouraging investments to create jobs and restore infrastructure. we're on record high watch. not just one record but two. the s&p 500 likely going to above its all-time closing high. tesla shares at a record. tesla, 248%. look at that return on that tesla investment. four years ago, you could have bought a share of tesla for about 20 bucks. today, 200. compete has been on a shot streak.
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morgan stanley says tesla will double its share of car market by 2015. and tesla's last earnings report blew them away. elon musk's net worth has stoord $4 billion. checking overseas markets they're having a tougher day. tokyo down, london down, frankfurt down, too. >> that big correction that so many people were worried about just disappeared. meanwhile is bitcoin about to bite the dust? the collapse of a major bitcoin exchange could doom the world in the world's biggest experiment in japanese cash. the japanese site went dark tuesday. there are reports it lost more than 700,000 customers. bitcoin. that's about $400 million worth of bitcoins. other digital currency exchange issued statements reassuring investors that by the way coyne is buyable and they
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have procedures to keep your bitcoin safe. was it just joe biden being joe biden. the vice president who has become infamous or famous, or both or off-the-cuff remarks had this to say honoring african-american history month. and he was talking about his own basketball skills. >> and a couple good friends here, kevin johnson who is the national black caucus chair. and i told the president, next game i had him. [ laughter ] just remember, i may be a white boy, but i can jump. and i think we can take him. >> so he's talking about sacramento mayor kevin johnson who was a star in the nba. he played for the phoenix suns. very, very good. the question is, was the joke appropriate or inappropriate? >> everyone laughed. and he's talking about playing
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pickup basketball with the president. and talking about taking on the president. it sounds innocent to me. >> yeah. i know, you want to be able to talk about race in a very comfortable, frank, light-hearted way at times. i'm just trying to think about this, wow i explain that joke to my 67-year-old son? >> wasn't there a movie. >> there was a movie. i wouldn't let my boy see it but that's a whole separate issue. you can explain that? >> can you explain politics to a 6-year-old? >> month. a family trip to the movies turns tragic. a father dieing in police custody. just a family trip to the movies. did officers use excessive force. the video the victim's family wants you to see ahead. [ julie ] the wrinkle cream graveyard. if it doesn't work fast... you're on to the next thing. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair has the fastest retinol formula to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. neutrogena®. oh, there's a prize, all right. [ male announcer ] inside every box of cheerios
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welcome back to "early start." it's "money time" three minutes to the top of the hour. the bulls are they're still running on wall street.
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stocks back in territory. s&p 500 above all-time closing high. this month's rally has taken the s&p 500 up nearly 4%. investors are looking past the recent round of weak economic news. they're blaming the weather. and they're banking on a sprink rebound. and for now, this old five-year-old bull market is still running. deadly safety problem is prompting gm to expand a recall. a recall we first told you about a few weeks ago. 13 people have died because of crashes that occurred when the vehicle unexpectedly shut off. two weeks ago, gm said there were six fatalities. said it's recalling about 800,000 vehicles. now the automaker is recalling 1.4 million. chevy cobalt and hhr. pontiac g-5 and soltice and ion and sky. the problem is the positioning jolted by off-roading or heavy
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key ring that bangs against the steering column. gm is apologizing. and could end up in page hundreds of millions in civil penalties. a bigger recall and more fat fatalities. >> thanks for watching. "new day" starts right now. too low, too cold. i'm tired of all these layers of clothes. >> winter of discontent. two thirds of the country going back into the freezer. new lows, roads crumbling in the cold. we're going to tell you what to expect and where. new details and possibly new hope in that mystery illness causing paralysis in children in california. one of the children is getting better. one of the most epic fights
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of all time now newly released fbi documents suggesting it may have been rigged. your "new day" starts right now. good morning. welcome to "new day." it's wednesday, february 26th, 6:00 in the east. the ball my weekend, just a big tease. the eastern two-thirds of the country now in the grips of a dangerous arctic blast. for good measure, there's snow in the forecast all the way to new england. indra petersons, our meteorologist whether tell us -- will tell us what's happening, where, and why. let's begin with ted row lands in frigid chicago. how you holding up? >> reporter: frigid is an understatement, chris. good morning. it's about 15